Woodman's Immaculate Maple Syrup Studio has a fantastic name. They've also just released Woodpressor, an audio compressor for Inter-App Audio and AUv3. Woodpressor distinguishes itself from other compressors with a few uncommon features; including a side-chain Filter.
Woodpressor iTunes Description:
Woodpressor is a high-end audio compressor. It is both a standalone app supporting IAA (Inter-App Audio) and an AUv3 audio unit plugin.
It has all the classic compressor controls like "Threshold", "Attack", "Release", "Ratio", etc
but also has some extra features not commonly found on other compressors :
- Auto gain
- Tube distort
- Adaptive Threshold
- Non-linear Release
- Side chain filter
The update comes with several bugfixes and improvements and 3 Sets by Swiss composer Thomas Kessler.
Thomas Kessler is a pioneer of electronic music. In the 70ies he was director of Elektronik Beat Studio Berlin and music director of the Centre Universitaire International de Formation et de Recherche Dramatiques in Nancy. From 1973 to 2000 he taught composition and music theory at the Basel Music Academy and created the well-known Electronic Studio Basel. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Kessler_(composer))
As a composer of numerous instrumental chamber music, orchestral music and live-electronic music compositions, he is interested in the interactions between musicians and electronics.
iLEP (Live Electronic Patch) is the result of many years of collaboration between Thomas Kessler and software engineers with the aim of creating a live-electronic instrument. The first version of LEP was developed in Max-MSP by Wolfgang Heiniger. Thomas Seelig redesigned the original version and ported it to the iPad. Oliver Greschke joined later to help complete the app.
The 3 new iLep Sets by Thomas Kessler were written for his composition BERCEUSE (2018). They were originally designed to be played with an acoustic instrument or voice, but of course any audio source will work with them.
Developer Olympia Noise Co. released a couple of new videos to show off Patterning 2. The first is a short video on Ratcheting. Embedded here is an unedited 11 minute session of beat making, with captions.
11 unedited minutes of making beats in Patterning 2.
Shows some of the new features : Recording beats and automation, ratcheting, randomization, quantization, and more.